Electrolux Design Lab 2013 – Finalist Eight

Electrolux Design Lab 2013 – Finalist Eight

As it moves past its first decade, the Electrolux Design Lab Competition only keeps getting better and innovative. This year saw the introduction of many new facets and sub-themes in the brief, and the end result has been astounding! Designers were asked to share their ideas right from the sketching stage and then were guided to move towards the final renderings. Taking it a step further, we have here the videos of the Eight Finalists of the Electrolux Design Lab 2013!

0 Designers: Various

Fogless Shower!

Fogless Shower!

The Wind Rain Fire shower system integrates the exhaust fan with the showerhead, making sure that steam and heat is instantly dispersed. The idea is to make the bathroom fell less stuffy after a hot shower. The system includes a towel-warming rail. On the whole, it’s a great idea and step in the right direction.

0 Designer: Chris Connell

Electro Kicks

Electro Kicks

Designed for bicyclists and joggers, Adam Nagy’s Lacoste Laser Cruiser shoe features electroluminescent fabric that not only gives the shoe head-turning style, but an added layer of defense and safety. Much brighter and longer lasting than glow-in-the-dark plastic, the EL fabric can be activated and deactivated by the wearer so they are glowing only when they want to be seen. Simply hold the heels together for a few seconds and BAM- Tron lighting at your feet!

0 Designer: Ádám Nagy

Alpine Chic Shelter

Alpine Chic Shelter

Let’s say you’re lost in the wilderness, exhausted from a mountain excursion, about to freeze your a$$ off in the snow. What would be better than happening upon a warm, cozy shelter to protect you from the elements? How about one that’s architecturally AWESOME. That’s precisely what the Huba shelter is-  a life-saving sanctuary designed with an entirely new style we’re dubbing “alpine chic.” Check out the interior!

0 Designers: Michal Holcer & Malgorzata Blachnicka

iphone for GIANTS!

iphone for GIANTS!

Forget the iPhone 5S! We’re so excited about this design (and the fact that it’s almost available) that we can barely breathe! TableConnect literally makes your iPhone or iPad about the size of a full grown man. With full multitouch capability, you can access all your apps, photos, videos, movies and more with the swipe of a finger (or even a full hand). Hit the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: TableConnect

Dew Water And Tasty!

Dew Water And Tasty!

The Air Water Collector is a water collection device to be used by those folks who are out in the desert, arid lands. The appliance uses the process of dew collection and carbon filtration to help collect and purify water. A handy tool for campers and explorers alike!

0 Designers: Tong-Shang, Teng-Wen Hu, Jie-Yu Jiang, Zi-Shuo Fang,
Chi Cheng & Xiao-Neng Jin

Alert Staples!

Alert Staples!

Its not earth-shattering innovation but a simple tweak that makes the Alert Staples a very clever product. The last endpins of the staples are painted red, just to let you know that the end is near and replenishment of pins is required. When you are on a stapling spree, this kinda helpful hint helps! Ask your office staff!

0 Designers: Wei-Ling Hsu, Yu-Ren Lai & Cyuan-Yi You

Two Takes on Modern Comfort

Two Takes on Modern Comfort

Michael Egan’s “Wings” and “Unfolded” sofas are cut from the same cloth, but each has its own unique identity. Both share the same ergonomic top portion, but their entirely different bases make one complex and the other quite simple. Unfolded’s layered plywood makes a great place to store books and magazines, while Wings’ bold continuation of the arms creates a unique floating effect. Which one suits you?!

0 Designer: Michael Egan

Woodcrafted Calendar

Woodcrafted Calendar

A tangible twist on the monthly calendar, this design brings a 3D aspect to keeping track of the time. Made entirely of throwaway spruce timber, the Wood Calendar is as eco-friendly as it is interactive. Days are stationary as shown on the base-  simply rotate the wood blocks at the beginning of each month to ensure the correct numbers are displayed!

0 Designer: dialoguemethod for MUNITO

Google Chromecast Minus the Ugly!

Google Chromecast Minus the Ugly!

This redesign of Google’s Chromecast Concept features a CNC-machined aluminum case with a unique heat-sink that has been chemically-etched into the underside of the case. The design also features a backlit LED power button, a glossy black cap with the “Chrome” logo, as well as a permanently attached bendable HDMI cord. The bendable cord supports the weight of the device while allowing for different port configurations. Combined with the disk-shaped case, it helps to minimize the profile of the device while in use.

0 Designer: Sam Dirani

Take Security Into Your Own Hands!

Take Security Into Your Own Hands!

Gecko makes your smartphone just a little smarter with motion sensor and GPS technology that makes it possible to track and secure everything from your pet to your home! The device, no bigger than a quarter, can be adhered to any object to track its whereabouts via the smartphone app. Its unique motion detection feature will even alert the user when a door or window at home is opened!

0 Designer: Wizardry Designs

Magnetic Masterpiece

Magnetic Masterpiece

The latest addition to DesignYouEdit’s wide array of “editable” furnishings is the innovative Magnete shelving solution, a multipurpose system that revolutionizes the ability to organize space! Thanks to a simple combination of magnetic items and metal panels, users can rearrange the set of mirrors, cubed shelves, geometric panels, hangers, and angled shelves to their liking. Easily move or take away units to adapt the system to your changing needs.

Ready to Rumble Lighting

Ready to Rumble Lighting

The Multilamp series brings industrial-style stadium lighting to your home! Inspired by the bright lights of concert venues and arenas, these pendants are still ideal for lighting larger spaces, but a smaller table lamp version is sized for more compact space. Their perfect for your man-cave or home gym!

0 Designer: Emanuele Magini